October 24 will be a big day for celebrity chefs in New Orleans. Iron Chef America host and Food Network star Alton Brown (www.altonbrowntour.com) is at the Saenger Theatre (1111 Canal St., 504-525-1052; www.saengernola.com) as part of a tour in which he talks about food, demonstrates cooking techniques and recipes and even sings a few tunes.
Celebrity chef, restaurateur (Red Rooster Harlem) and Food Network personality Marcus Samuelsson (www.marcussamuelsson.com, pictured) also visits New Orleans as part of a book-release tour for Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home. He signs the book at 2 p.m. at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 504-569-0405; www.southernfood.org).
"We're particularly excited because his visit to the museum will coincide with the reopening of the Leah Chase Louisiana Gallery," museum executive director Liz Williams says.